Volunteer with Festival of Fools!

Volunteers and Snap Boogie FOF16

Festival of Fools 2016 volunteers take a morning break with start performer Snap Boogie. This could be you!

Each year a huge team of volunteers help us pull off the festival with tasks for all skills and abilities. Check out our options below and sign up for a shift. Don’t see a task that is a fit? Have a question? Email our managing director, Zach Williamson or call (802) 846.2523.

Festival of Fools Volunteer Positions

Join audiences of all ages for continuous laughs with world-class street performers, comedians and musicians in the heart of downtown Burlington, all while helping make BCA’s Festival of Fools happen.  This year, the fun and laughs stretch through the Church Street Marketplace, City Hall Park, Vermont Comedy Club, Main Street, Nectar’s, and Red Square!

Here’s what we need help with:

Concert Assistance:

Saturday, August 5: 9am to 3pm

Saturday, August 6: 1pm to 6pm

Help with backstage logistics and audience coordination. For a few hours, live the life of rock and roll.


Main Street Team:

Friday, August 4: Noon to 10pm

Help work on setting up Main St for our street party, work the party and then clean up after the party. Join our operations team as we shut down Main St and put on Burlington’s best party.


Church Street Team:

Thursday, August 3: 10am to 6pm

Friday, August 4: 10am to 10pm

Saturday, August 5: 9am to 10pm

Sunday, August 6: 11am to 8pm

Work with our staff to get the Festival up and running, maintain performance areas, load in and load out Festival equipment at the start and end of each day. Come and help us make Church Street the best four blocks in Vermont!


Performer Hospitality:

Friday, August 4: 10am to 2pm

Saturday, August 5: 9am to Noon

Sunday, August 6: 10am to 2pm, 4pm to 7pm

Work with our caterer to make our green room a space for our performers and staff to catch a much needed delicious break.


Welcome/Info Tent:

Friday, August 4: 11am to 7pm

Saturday, August 5: 11am to 7pm

Sunday, August 6: 11am to 5pm



Each shift is about 3-4 hours long and workload can vary with your interest. Thanks for volunteering with us!

For more information, please email Zach Williamson or call (802)846.2523.